Jurgen Mario Vangeel, Mark Henricus Verberkt, Peter Fitski: Systems and methods for lighting control. Philips Lighting Holding, Meenakshy Chakravorty, August 8, 2017: US09730298 (4 worldwide citation)

Lighting units, systems, and methods are described herein for determining whether occupancy detections are legitimate or not. Methods and systems are further described herein for powering down a network of power over ethernet (PoE) components.

James Christopher Curlander, Asaf Gilboa Amir, Lauren Marie Kisser, Robert Arthur Koch, Ricky Dean Welsh: Multi-level fulfillment center for unmanned aerial vehicles. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 3, 2017: US09777502 (3 worldwide citation)

A multi-level (ML) fulfillment center is designed to accommodate landing and takeoff of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), possibly in an urban setting, such as in a densely populated area. Unlike traditional fulfillment centers, the ML fulfillment centers may include many levels (i.e., stories, floor ...

John Walsh, Robert J Mowris: Fan controller. Kenneth L Green, Averill & Green, November 22, 2016: US09500386 (3 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for a fan controller. The fan controller determines HVAC system type and heating or cooling mode for gas furnace, heat pump, electric resistance, and hydronic heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. For gas furnace heating systems, the apparatus ...

Koelman Hein J, Slik Gerhard: Improved instrument panel assembly and method of forming same. Dow Global Technologies, Koelman Hein J, Slik Gerhard, CHAPPLE Scott A, September 2, 2004: WO/2004/074026 (3 worldwide citation)

An instrument panel assembly (10) is provided for an article of manufacture such as an automotive vehicle. The assembly (10) typically includes at least one framework structure (12) and at least one construction (18). The framework structure (12) and the construction (18) are typically attached (e.g ...

Chapman John Gilman Jr, Ashworth Nicholas, Burt Robert, Gray Tony, Wagner Phillip Ryan, Rao Joseph P, Catlin George N: Occupancy-based zoning climate control system and method. Ranco Incorporated Of Delaware, Chapman John Gilman Jr, Ashworth Nicholas, Burt Robert, Gray Tony, Wagner Phillip Ryan, Rao Joseph P, Catlin George N, MAKEEVER Jeffery J, October 11, 2007: WO/2007/114985 (3 worldwide citation)

A control system for managing a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system based on occupancy of an area is provided. The occupancy may be determined by anticipated programming based on time of day zoning, and/or by actual sensed occupancy. In the later, the control system includes an o ...

Lawrence T Sunshine: Ion generator device support. PLASMA AIR INTERNATIONAL, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, May 23, 2017: US09660425 (2 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure is directed to ion generator device supports. An ion generator device support is configured to retain an ion generator device, the ion generator device having a first portion containing exposed electrodes and a second portion, the support includes a first wall, a second wall e ...

Richard J Chutorash, James E Trainor, Jeffrey Golden, Steven L Geerlings: Communication system and method. GENTEX CORPORATION, Foley & Lardner, Bradley D Johnson, March 21, 2017: US09600950 (2 worldwide citation)

A vehicle system includes a vehicle communication module in the vehicle, a remote start system in the vehicle, and a vehicle processor. The vehicle processor is configured to determine if the vehicle is in a garage, and further configured to receive an indication of a remote start request from the r ...

Lin Jie Huang, Mohinder Singh Bhatti: Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning module having an improved heater core configuration. Delphi Technologies, Patrick M Griffin, April 19, 2005: US06880620 (2 worldwide citation)

The subject invention includes a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) assembly having a housing with an inlet and at least one outlet for directing a flow of air into a passenger compartment. An evaporator core is disposed within the housing downstream of the inlet and upstream from the ...

Jurgen Mario Vangeel, John Andre Van Beurden, Robbert Martinus Andreas Driessen, Bas Van Berkel, Wicher Ido Jan Gispen: Automatic and decentralized commissioning of replacement lighting units. PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING, Meenakshy Chakravorty, April 4, 2017: US09615434 (2 worldwide citation)

Lighting units, lighting systems, and methods are described herein for automatic and decentralized commissioning of a replacement lighting unit (140, 150, 250). In various embodiments, a replacement lighting unit may receive, from one or more remote lighting units over one or more communication netw ...

Jonathan D Douglas, John R Edens, Carl L Garrett, Alan D Marble, Kevin B Mercer, Gary L Sapp, Kristin L Schaefer, Brett R Schneider, Steven A Tice: System and method of disabling an HVAC compressor based on a high pressure cut out. Trane International, Conley Rose P C, J Robert Brown Jr, February 14, 2012: US08113789 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided for monitoring a system pressure to infer whether a high pressure cut out (HPCO) switch has opened disabling a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) compressor. A system and method are also provided for determining whether to disable the HVAC compressor ba ...